Food, Photos and Travel

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Playing with Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Adobe Photoshop for about 10 years, but I am brand new to using Illustrator since going back to school this year. Although there are some similarities between the two programs, they are quite different, and I have a long way to go. The designs below, as well as the ones I've posted here over the last couple of months, were all done using some pretty basic Illustrator functions.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Fundamentals of Design- week 5

Thursday, December 06, 2007

What happens in Amsterdam....

We arrived at Schipol airport early Thursday morning after a red-eye flight from Newark. From the airport, we took a shuttle bus to an area close to our apartment (look for the Connexxion vans outside). Our place was a lovely little canal view flat up three flights of treacherous stairs, located on the outskirts of the Red Light District. I pulled my chair up to the window for an afternoon of dozing and people watching.

My favorite thing to do in Amsterdam is to just wander around the city stopping along the way at shops, cafes or coffeeshops of interest. The tram is an easy way to get around when your feet get tired. The Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are a must for anyone in the city. Close to Centraal Station the Sex Museum on the Damrak is a fascinatingly raunchy look at the history of sex and porn.

Buy Handmade!

Beyond the world of Wal-marts and shopping malls, there is an amazing community of artists and designers creating original, handmade products. Supporting small artists and local businesses is a great way to spend your money.

If you've never shopped at Etsy, now is a great time. People are adding new items every day, and you can find almost anything you are looking for from vintage to handmade. You can even get cookies and fudge!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Travel Update

Logging on from the Newark Airport....

I apologize if anyone has tried to e-mail me this past week and it has gone unanswered. I rarely use my laptop, and when I logged on in Amsterdam to check my e-mail it wanted to upload EVERY e-mail I have gotten since March (the last time I checked my e-mail on this computer). Well, as much as I enjoy e-mail communication, I didn't have time (or the inclination) to wait for 19,000 e-mails to be uploaded so I could check my more recent ones. I know there's a way to do it, without getting the huge backlog, but, well... I was in Amsterdam. Brain power wasn't on my side this weekend.

Anyway, I will be home soon and will get back to anyone who has been waiting.